Man cited for driving in carpool lane with a skeleton in the passenger seat

Skeleton in a fur coat
Skeleton in a fur coat Photo credit Getty Images

A Texas man knew exactly how to celebrate the official opening of Spooky Season.

Constables in Harris County noticed a gentleman driving through the HOV, or carpool lane, with a life-sized skeleton rather than a human passenger in the front seat. The skeleton was even buckled up and wearing a hat.

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Harris County constable Ted Heap wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday. "We know Halloween's just around the corner, but when Constable Ted Heap's Toll Road deputies saw this vehicle in the Katy HOV lanes, they had a feeling in their bones that something wasn't right."

The official continued, "Our deputies saw right through the ruse and issued the driver a bone-afide citation."

Heap also joked, "After a sternum lecture, deputies wished him bone voyage!"

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the HOV lane is reserved for high-occupancy vehicles, and single-occupancy vehicles are prohibited. The lane is designed to create faster, more efficient commutes, reduce congestion and create cleaner air for everyone.

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